Crown Princess Mary of Denmark tests positive for Covid-19

Dec 16, 2021
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has tested positive to Covid-19. Source: Getty

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has Covid-19, according to a statement released by the Danish Royal family on their official website Kongehuset.

The statement outlines that the Australian-born Princess was tested on Wednesday, December 15, and has returned a positive result.

“Her Royal Highness is staying in isolation at  Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg. There is no indication that others in the family are infected,” the statement read.

“In connection with the test result, the Royal House of Denmark is receiving advice from the Danish Patient Safety Authority concerning detection of infection.

“The Crown Princess will remain in isolation until it is once again safe to end the isolation according to the applicable guidelines.” This means Princess Mary may be facing a Christmas by herself.

Her Royal Highness’s positive result comes just as cases in Denmark surge, forcing a reintroduction of many of Denmark’s many Covid-19 based restrictions. The daily number of new infections on Tuesday, December 14 was 8,314; while the 7-day average was 6,846.

Covid-19 cases are on the rise in Denmark.

The Australian Government website Smart Traveller advises that anyone entering Denmark should “exercise a high degree of caution” due to the many impacts of this latest Covid-19 case surge.

The statement was posted to the Royal Instagram account @detdanskekongehus.

When Princess Mary recovers, Princess Mary’s mother-in-law, Queen Margrethe II, will celebrate her golden jubilee next month, while Princess Mary herself will turn 50 in February, 2022. Many delightful celebrations have been planned for both events, with those for Princess Mary’s birthday being outlined on Kongehuset’s website as:

  • “On Thursday, 27 January, The Mary Foundation invites cooperating partners and networks to a celebration of the round birthday and The Crown Princess’s efforts as chairperson of The Mary Foundation. The celebration will focus on how The Mary Foundation and the participants can, in looking ahead, jointly contribute to creating a society in which all people feel that they belong.”
  • “On Monday, 31 January, Her Royal Highness takes part in the opening of the exhibition ‘Mary and the Crown Princesses’ at Koldinghus Castle in Kolding. The exhibition draws a portrait of The Crown Princess and The Crown Princess’s predecessors in the history of the Glücksborg lineage and focuses on the duties and the opportunities that lie in being a crown princess.”
  • “At the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Palace on Thursday, 3 February, The Crown Princess will be present for the opening of the exhibition ‘HRH Crown Princess Mary 1972 – 2022’, which tells about The Crown Princess’s personal history and importance for the Royal House of Denmark and the Realm through photos, portraits, clothing and personal items. In connection with the opening of the exhibition, a new portrait of Her Royal Highness will be unveiled.”
  • “On Friday, 4 February, guests will gather at Rosenborg Palace for a gala banquet in connection with The Crown Princess’s birthday. HM The Queen hosts the banquet, in which the royal family and representatives of official Denmark will participate.”

“Other events in connection with the 50th birthday will be announced later,” says the Kongehuset website.

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